(Original post by -Neuro-)
Hello, I was wondering whether you have to mention LEAPS on your personal statement for Edinburgh university to consider it or whether there was a seperate form where you state that you are in LEAPS.
Another question I have is whether universities can see why you were eligible for LEAPS in your application i.e whether both you parents didn't go to university, or free school meals etc?
You can mention it in your personal statement in terms of why the experience encouraged you to apply for the subject at university/encouraged you to apply for university generally, but in terms of you being a LEAPS candidate generally and why you were eligible for LEAPS, then this would be better coming from your referee. Your school are supposed to include details about the type of school you go to and mention any difficulties/challenges you've overcome in your education, so LEAPS contextual information is much better to come from your school rather than you. You need to focus your PS on why you want to go to university and why you want to study your chosen subject. This includes discussion about your studies at school (eg: if you've studied the subject at Higher and why you enjoyed it), your wider interests (eg: if you are applying for geology and spend a lot of time at the coast looking at rock formations) and wider reading (eg: you've read a book about your subject which you thought was great so you looked into studying the subject at uni) and it can also include things you've done at summer schools/other access to HE events.